The Dresden Dolls Coin-Operated Boy Lyrics

The Dresden Dolls Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Good Day
  • 2 Girl Anachronism
  • 3 Missed Me
  • 4 Half Jack
  • 5 672
  • 6 Coin-Operated Boy
  • 7 Gravity
  • 8 Bad Habit
  • 9 The Perfect Fit
  • 10 The Jeep Song
  • 11 Slide
  • 12 Truce
  • Coin operated boy, sitting on the shelf
    He is just a toy but I turn him on and he comes to life
    Automatic joy that is why I want
    A coin operated boy

    Made of plastic and elastic
    He is rugged and long lasting
    Who could ever ever ask for more?
    Love without complications galore

    Many shapes and weights to chose from
    I will never leave my bedroom
    I will never cry at night again
    Wrap my arms around him and pretend

    Coin operated boy
    All the other real ones that I destroy
    Cannot hold a candle to my new boy
    And I'll never let him go

    And I'll never be alone
    And I'll never let him go
    And I'll never be alone, go
    And I'll never be alone, go

    And I'll never be alone, go
    And I'll never be alone, go
    And I'll never be alone
    Not with my coin operated boy

    This bridge was written to make you feel smitten
    And with my sad picture of girl getting bitterer
    Oh, can you extract me from my plastic fantasy
    I didn't think so but I'm still convincible

    Oh will you persist even after I bet you a million dollars
    That I'll never love you and will you persist even after I kiss you
    Goodbye for the last time will you be trying to prove it, I'm dying
    To lose it, I'm losing my confidence

    I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it
    I want to, I want to, I want to, I want to
    I want you, I want you, I want you, I want you
    I want a, I want a, I want a, I want a coin operated boy

    And if I has a start to wish on for my life
    I can't imagine any flesh and blood could be this match
    I can even take him in the bath
    Coin operated boy, he may not be real experienced with girls

    But I know, he feels like a boy should feel, isn't that the point
    That is why I want a coin operated boy
    With a pretty coin operated voice saying
    That he loves me, that he's thinking of me
    Straight and to the point that is why
    I want a coin operated boy

    Written by: Amanda Palmer
    Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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